Pairing Ideas for Rum Cakes and Cocktails

Calling all fellow rum enthusiasts! Are you ready to set sail on a delectable journey through the high seas of flavor?

Today, we're exploring the art of pairing rum cakes with Pusser's Navy Rum. Trust us, it's a pairing that's sure to make your taste buds sing. 

So join us and embark on a delicious rum cake adventure. We've even included a few of our favorite rum dessert recipes.

What Is Rum Cake?

Rum cake is a dense, moist cake made with rum-infused batter. The flavor of rum cake is rich and complex, with notes of caramel, vanilla, and spice.

The rum adds a warm, boozy flavor, which is balanced by the sweetness of the cake batter. Depending on the recipe, rum cake may also include ingredients like nuts, dried fruit, or coconut.

Rum Cakes and Dark Chocolate

Rum cake, dark chocolate, and Pusser's Navy Rum. Who knew?

Eating a slice of rum-soaked cake is a sugar lover's dream. Dark chocolate, on the other hand, is a type of chocolate made with a high percentage of cocoa solids. It has a somewhat bitter taste and is less sweet than other types of chocolate.

Together, rum cake and dark chocolate can make a delicious combination. Serve a slice of cake with a side of dark chocolate for a decadent dessert pairing.

Add a Hint of Spice

Bakers often flavor rum cake with a combination of warm, aromatic spices that complement the sweetness of the cake and the rum. Some of the most common spices used in rum cake include:

  • Cinnamon 
  • Nutmeg 
  • Allspice
  • Cloves 
  • Ginger

Toasted nuts with a hint of spice are the perfect complement to the warm, spicy notes of Pusser's Navy Rum. Serve a bowl of spiced nuts with your rum cocktails, or sprinkle them over a slice of rum cake.

A Drizzle of Carmel Sauce

A drizzle of caramel sauce takes a rum cake to the next level.

Serve warm slices of cake with a generous spoonful of homemade caramel sauce, or add a splash of caramel syrup to your rum cocktails.

To balance the sweetness of the caramel sauce, stir up a smooth, creamy Rum White Russian.

Sweet Rum Cake and Admiral Nelson

The bright, tropical flavors of fresh fruit are a brilliant match for a slice of rum cake. 

Serve skewers of fresh pineapple or mango alongside your drink. Or top the rum cake with a dollop of whipped cream and a few slices of pineapple or strawberry.

Don't forget to serve a bit of history. Pair rum cake, fruit, and a Nelson's Blood Number 2 cocktail.

Rum Cake Paired with Rum and Coke

Start with a well-curated cheese board. Cheese boards are the ideal accompaniment to rum cocktails and rum cake.

Choose creamy, nutty cheeses like brie or aged cheddar. Serve with crackers, nuts, and dried fruit.

Next, slice a piece of rum cake and pair it with a classic Royal Rum and Coke.

Enjoy Rum Cake and Pusser's Navy Rum

No matter which type of rum cake you choose, for the ultimate indulgence, make it with Pusser's Navy Rum. You won't find a richer more decadent rum.


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  • Billy

    Fascinating info….! please send more

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